floAuction - In-game auction software


floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

I don't always play Minecraft, but when I do, I play on:

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  • Avatar of Peter061 Peter061 Jan 18, 2015 at 13:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @Daconway: Go

    Where? Was that a typo for you to say "Is there" or?

  • Avatar of Daconway Daconway Jan 16, 2015 at 16:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @incredinex: Go

    There is a stable 1.8 Bukkit and Spigot build @ http://spigotmc.org ..?


  • Avatar of Csabinator Csabinator Jan 13, 2015 at 18:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, is this plugin prevent players from selling repaired armors or weapons?
    It is important, because every time when players repairing an items on Anvil, the base xp level cost increasing. Thank you!

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Jan 12, 2015 at 22:58 UTC - 0 likes

    An unofficial (since I'm no longer on the project) update:

    I figured you guys could use some sort of response...

    • Regarding 1.8: I have ONLY ever officially supported "RECOMMENDED" builds of BUKKIT (i.e. not Spout or whatever server software there may be). Bukkit doesn't appear to be updating to 1.8. In fact, I can't find a link to download craftbukkit. Apparently some people have had luck adding item names to WhatIsIt's names.yml file.
    • Regarding bugs: As mentioned, I don't see a link to download craftbukkit to even test things. Even if I did, I'm not on this project anymore.
    • Feature requests: Not going to happen, at least not by me, and it doesn't look like Raeswolf (the current owner of floAuction) is much interested. I believe the source is still on GitHub if you feel like playing with it.
    • Rude config file: Yeah, sorry I had to do that, but it REALLY helped clean up the comments from people asking the same ridiculous questions over and over and over and over and over and over.
    • How do I/Can I do questions: Read over the documentation on this site very carefully. It's extremely detailed and probably has your answer.

    Anyways, hope this note from the former floAuction guy helps :). It probably doesn't.

    I am also known as flobi. Aerial Heights

    My plugins: floAuction | WhatIsIt | GoldIsMoney

  • Avatar of AgentRoop AgentRoop Jan 11, 2015 at 23:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I hope this wonderful plugin can be updated to be fully compatible with 1.8. My players are demanding an auction plugin, and this one is the best.

  • Avatar of AnonimousGuyPT AnonimousGuyPT Jan 10, 2015 at 22:57 UTC - 0 likes

    add languages please

  • Avatar of jwpwnz jwpwnz Jan 10, 2015 at 03:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Doesn't seam to recognize 1.8 items

  • Avatar of Pocketkid2 Pocketkid2 Jan 07, 2015 at 18:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this work fully in 1.8? Can anyone confirm that it does or doesn't work?

  • Avatar of hutt132 hutt132 Jan 04, 2015 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes

    I believe the author of this plugin has quit since they have not logged in since Oct 03, 2014.

  • Avatar of Prxmium Prxmium Jan 02, 2015 at 02:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @time6628: Go

    You can use the auction-scope feature near the bottom of the config to define what worlds see auctions and what worlds don't.


Date created
Mar 30, 2012
Last update
May 30, 2014
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